Terry Bradshaw Gets Kara DioGuardi’s ‘Idol’ Treatment On ‘The Tonight Show’

By Eric Ditzian

“American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi certainly seems to be delivering more perceptive, often justifiably harsh commentary this season, but she was all smiles — and understandably less brutal — when it came to critiquing the singing talents of Terry Bradshaw on “The Tonight Show.”

On Monday night (March 15), Jay Leno enlisted the help of DioGuardi in picking apart a vintage clip of Bradshaw — the former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback who has become an NFL Hall of Famer and a current Fox Sports analyst — busting out a rendition of Johnny Rodriguez’s “Pass Me By.”

Rocking a pinky ring and some thick sideburns in the video, Bradshaw tried on his best honky-tonk tone and, well, the results probably wouldn’t earn the guy a golden ticket to Hollywood. But it’s certainly amusing to watch him try. Check out the video to see why all Kara could say to Bradshaw afterward was, “It was a more sensitive side of you.”

DioGuardi was visiting “The Tonight Show” to promote the current season of “American Idol,” which is celebrating “Rolling Stones Week” this week. Each of the Top 12 contestants will bust out a tune made famous by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on Tuesday night’s (March 16) performance show.

What did you think of Terry Bradshaw’s singing? Did Kara DioGuardi do well during her “Tonight Show” guest spot? Let us know in the comments!